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How this man with one arm is using tech-based music to bring communities together.

Emman “Small Eyez” Twe loves music, but an obstacle has gotten in the way of him playing traditional instruments — he only has one arm. Twe was born prematurely and never fully developed a left arm. It made a lot of things more difficult for him to accomplish, but that didn’t mean his mother stopped pushing him to succeed. “My mom always told me that you have to work 20 times harder than everybody else,” Twe recalls. Emman Twe. Image via Jarrett Heatherly/Digital Good Times. He often turned to the…

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It can be tough for kids to talk to parents. So they’re putting their stories onto film.

As Will Smith once said: Parents just don’t understand. Sometimes, it’s just hard to tell your parents things, and most kids struggle with finding ways to express themselves as a result. But just because kids talk less sometimes doesn’t mean they don’t have stories to tell. If anything, kids and teens are in the story-filled prime of their lives. They don’t just grapple with friends and family, relationships, gossip, school, and work — kids are also privy to conflicts of race, gender, sex, class, and other issues. It’s a complicated…

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How do we get more diversity in tech companies? Easy: Pay for it.

If the tech industry is serious about diversity, it’s time for them to invest in it. That’s the way one woman saw it, at least. When Michelle Glauser realized that less than a third of people in the industry are women who will likely never see the boardroom and that many major tech companies are employing people of color at astonishingly low rates — black Americans in particular make up just 7% of the workforce — she saw an opportunity. “It’s not easy to find teachers who are willing to…

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